Rag Radio 2011-09-23 / Suspense Novelist David Lindsey on the Private Intelligence Industry
David Lindsey has written 14 novels since his first, A Cold Mind, was published in 1982. Mercy (1990), was a New York Times bestseller, and was made into a motion picture, and Body Of Truth (1992) won Germany's Bochumer Krimi Archiv award for the best suspense novel of the year. In 2007, David Lindsey, who lives in Austin, started researching the astonishing rise of the government's outsourcing of national intelligence. Privatized spying has become a multi-billion dollar industry and private contractors now command 70 percent of the national intelligence budget. This is the subject of Lindsey’s latest novel, Pacific Heights. Written under the pseudonym Paul Harper, it is the first novel in the Marten Fane story cycle, a serial novel set in the hidden world of private sector intelligence contractors.
Host and Producer: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer, Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio is produced in the studios of community radio station KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project. Running time: 53:56.